Serial Number: 94470

Year shipped: 1937 

FON: 89

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 24 ¾-inch scale length and wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and small bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge

Notes A floating pickup and side mounted jack socket were installed at some point. The pickup has been removed but the finish remains slightly discoloured at its former location. A passive sensor has since been fitted placed beneath the bridge. Reproduction pickguard and re-fret by luthier Bob Jones of Brooklyn NY. Two of the tuner buttons have been replaced

This guitar is one of 212 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1937

Images courtesy of Andy Schwartz